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11/01/1857-The propeller City of Superior hits the rocks while entering Copper Harbor in the snow and wrecks

11/01/1949-The DSS&A consolidates with the Mineral Range Railroad

11/01/1949-The Mineral Range Railroad Company is merged into the DSS&A

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11/05/1910-The wooden steamer Wasaga bound for Fort William with a load of farm machinery wrecked in Copper Harbor while seeking shelter from a storm

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11/06/1845-Levi S. Humphrey of Monroe ,MI received Lease 79 for 3 miles square near Point Keweenaw , T57N , R34W for the New York & Michigan Company

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11/07/1892-The schooner-barge G.M. Neelson broke free of the steamer S.L. Tilley in a gale and ran aground on Gull Rock and was wrecked.

11/07/1885-The steamer Algoma crashes off Rock Harbor.

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11/08/1900-The schooner-barge Abyssian broke free of her tow by the steamer Orinco in a storm near Eagle Harbor, ran aground, but was later pulled free.

11/08/1913-The feighter Waldo crashed on Gull Rock. The LSS? Awarded the gold medal to the heroic rescurers who saved the Waldo’s crew.

11/08/1880-A post office is re-established at Minong, Isle Royale

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11/12/1883-The propeller Nyack ran aground on a shoal near Traverse Island, was scuttled and then later refloated and recovered.

11/12/1919-The steam ship John Owen founders off of Manitou Island

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11/15/1854-The propeller Peninsula blows on the rocks just east of gale River and wrecks

11/15/2015-The wooden propeller steamer Peninsulawrecked just after leving Eagle River in a gale

11/15/1909-The post office at Delaware Mine was discontinued.

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11/17/1898-The Escanaba and Lake Superior is incorporated

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11/18/1844-John Hays discovers the Cliff Mine while exploring leases 5 and 6-while they worked at Fort Wilkins

11/18/1844-Edward Taylor of Not Recorded ,WI received Lease 15 for 3 miles square near Point Keweenaw , T58N , R46W for the Boston & Lake Superior Company

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11/19/1849-A post office named Northwest Mine is established at Delaware

11/19/1862-A post office named Penn Mine was established at Delaware

11/19/1845-Joseph Pettit of Hanover ,OH received Lease 115 for 3 miles square near Point Keweenaw , T57N , R36W for the

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11/20/1869-The Mining Journal(Marquette) reported that the schooner Jura had earlier sunk in Copper Harbor during a storm but was recovered

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11/21/1902-The steel steamer Bannockburn disappeared in a fierce gale someplace near Stannard Rock, killing all 21 aboard.

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11/22/1844-Alexander J. Coffin of Poughkeepsie ,NY received Lease 16 for 3 miles square near Point Keweenaw , T58N , R42W for the Isle Royale Company

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11/23/1994-The steam barge Erin was driven onto Keweenaw Point and the schooner-barge Mary Battle she was towing ran aground on Gull Rock, both were recovered.

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11/26/1919-The Tioga, carrying grain from Superior, WI, wrecks on Sawtooth Reef off of Eagle River

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11/29/1896-The wooden steamer Fayette Brown suffered ice damage on the lake and sought shelter in Lac La Belle for repairs.

11/29/1903-Caught in a snowstorm the steel steamer J.T. Hutchinson ran aground on a reef about 5 miles west of Eagle Harbor but was recovered.

11/29/1841-US Congress transfers control of the lead lands from Treasury Dept. to Ordinance Dept. of Sect of War

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11/30/1926-The steel steamer City of Bangor, carring a load of Chryslers and Whippet cars, wrecked on the shoreline near Keweenaw Point

11/30/1895-The light at the Mendota Channel Lighhouse was exhibited (illuminated) for the first time.

11/30/1895-The fog sihnal is officially activated at the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse.

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12/01/1885-The Hancock and Calumet Railroad Company changes their northern terminus to Allouez Mine

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